A Brief, Cheesy Interlude

WARNING: This blog post is harmless. Definitely suitable for readers of all ages. Proceed without caution. 😂😂 (Don’t mind the title. I can be humorous at times.)

Manila boasts a good number of places to eat good if not great food. It is, however, hard to find a restaurant that serves affordable and quality delicious food. So yesterday, we went on a mission to try what Silantro Fil-Mex Cantina has to offer. This place is fairly small and intimate that has earned loyal customers over the years and still does!

When we arrived there at past three in the afternoon, a lovely server immediately came to greet us and we requested to be seated at the air-conditioned area which at that time was packed. We waited for probably 20-30 minutes before a table for five was vacated.



Balcony seating is available at Silantro, however, it was not a good option for our group. It is currently summer in the Philippines and the word “hot” to describe it is an understatement. Besides, we were not in any condition to negotiate our chances of comfort.

My friends and I rarely have the opportunity to go out these days and when we do, we usually bond over food and drinks. We’re not short on good company so when we have the chance of going out together, we’re always on the look out for a place that makes spending time with each other feel more special.


Since it was time for merienda (light meal) when we got there, we ordered a few of their best-sellers. The staff provided us with three different sauces (guacamole, garlic sauce, spicy dip) which in my opinion complemented the dishes we ordered. Of course, this might not be the case for some. No pressure. If the sauces are not to your liking, well, it is easy to forgo them. The staff will not hold you liable for any wastage. Then again, you might want to inform the service crew beforehand so they won’t serve you with it.







What’s great about this place aside from the delicious and affordable food is their huge portions! You can basically order different dishes without breaking the bank. Make sure to bring your friends so you can try more. They have a variety of Mexican dishes that caters well to the Filipino palate. Silantro Fil-Mex Cantina was a delightful experience for all of us!

PS: Yesterday was cheesy and I was on high! 😁